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What is Hollywood Walk of Fame all about? – Tap to know more

by Ratan Srivastava

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is indeed a historic monument in Hollywood, California, consisting of almost 2,700 five-pointed terrazzo as well as brass stars buried within sidewalks of 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard as well as three blocks of Vine Street. Musicians, actors, directors, producers, musical as well as theatrical ensembles, fictitious characters, and many others have their names engraved upon that stars, which are permanent public monuments to excellence inside the entertainment business.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce manages the Walk of Fame, which is preserved by the self-supporting Hollywood Historic Trust. With just an estimated 10 million yearly visits in 2010, it is indeed a popular tourist site.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce owns the Hollywood Walk of Fame trademark.

The Walk of Fame continues to run 1.3 miles (2.1 kilometres) east-west on Hollywood Boulevard, from Gower Street towards the Hollywood as well as La Brea Gateway at La Brea Avenue, and furthermore a short segment on Marshfield Way which runs diagonal direction among both Hollywood Boulevard as well as La Brea Avenue; and 0.4 miles (0.64 kilometres) north-south on Vine Street between Yucca Street and Sunset Boulevard.

As per a 2003 report by market research company NPO Plog Research, the Walk attracts approximately 10 million visitors per year, that is more than the Sunset Strip, the TCL Chinese Theatre (formerly Grauman’s), the Queen Mary, as well as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art combined, and also has helped to make tourist industry the largest industry in Los Angeles County.

As of 2021, there are 2,704 stars on the Walk of Fame, placed at 6-foot (1.8 m) intervals. The memorials are five-point coral-pink terrazzo stars featuring brass rims (not bronze, an oft-repeated inaccuracy).

inlaid into such a terrazzo backdrop with a charcoal tone. Inside the upper portion of each star, the honoree’s name is inlaid in brass block letters. A circular inlaid brass insignia marks the category of both the honoree’s accomplishments below the text inside the lower half of a star field. The symbols represent five different aspects of the entertainment business:

To far, 47 percent of the stars on the Walk have indeed been awarded with in motion picture category, 24 percent in television, 17 percent in audio recording, 10 percent in radio, and less than 2% in live performance. Every year, about 20 new stars are placed towards the Walk of Fame, as per the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

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